First Torigen vaccine

Well today was the BIG day.  Jessee’s first Torigen vaccine.  This is the vaccine that was prepared from her cancer cells.  They were harvested during the amputation procedure and shipped overnight to the vaccine maker.  She had to complete chemo before beginning this phase.  It consists of three shots.  One each week for the next three weeks.  The goal is to boost her immune system to fight any sign of the cancer returning.  Fingers crossed.  She had no reaction to the vaccine and it was just a small injection in the back of her neck.  Jaymee (left) went along as her support dog 🙂

She continues to do really well.  We are maintaining 105-106 lbs and every doctor says she looks great.  I would like to see a bit more meat on her bones but I understand this is much better for her joints so we are following the oncology diet and her doctor’s advice 🙂

Bottom photo is after vaccine and a little treat 🙂

3 thoughts on “First Torigen vaccine”

  1. This sounds so promising! And clearly Jesse is an excellent candidate to try cutting edge therapies. After all,she’s already a Tripawd RockStar, especially among bigger dogs needing to be inspired by other big dogs!!!
    And, as always, the pictures are priceless 👍 Such a stunning looking gal….and Jaymee is a stunner too!
    Tha ks for the update. Needless to say, we are all cheering for Jesse!
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Yipeeeeee! So happy to hear she handled it like the rock star she is. Paws crossed for much success. She sure looks fantastic.

    P.S. Thanks for the inspawration to have Torigen’s Chief Medical Officer as our special guest on Tripawd Talk Radio! We are interviewing him next week. Watch the news blog for details!

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